Hope Springs Eternal

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

AUTUMN LEAVES - Hope Springs Eternal cover
3.50 | 1 rating | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Demo · 1995

Filed under Death Metal


1. On the Verge of Tears (5:05)
2. Forever the Destiny (3:30)
3. Hope Springs Eternal (4:10)
4. Weakening Trip (5:10)

Total Time 17:55


- Boris Tandrup / Bass
- Egil H. Madsen / Drums
- Flemming C. Lund / Guitars
- Torsten Madsen / Vocals
- Thomas Andersen / Guitars

About this release

Demo, Self-released, 1995

- Pro printed covers with lyrics
- Studio tapes with stickers on the shell

Sold over 1000 copies.

Thanks to UMUR for the addition

AUTUMN LEAVES MP3, Free Download/Stream

No AUTUMN LEAVES MP3s available for streaming.


Amazon (logo)
No release results found : showing artist results instead
Treats and TreasuresTreats and Treasures
Grimsey 1997
Audio CD$10.99
$15.21 (used)
Gentle Rain on the Autumn Leaves (feat. Ola Fjellvikås & Asmund Bjørken)Gentle Rain on the Autumn Leaves (feat. Ola Fjellvikås & Asmund Bjørken)
JAM01 2009
Audio CD$9.98
As Night Conquers DayAs Night Conquers Day
Serious Ent. 2006
Audio CD$220.42
$99.96 (used)
Autumn Leaves by Autumn LeavesAutumn Leaves by Autumn Leaves
Indies Aus/Zoom
Audio CD$63.99
Treats and Treasures by Autumn Leaves (1997-09-30)Treats and Treasures by Autumn Leaves (1997-09-30)
Audio CD$41.63
Twilight Hours of the Autumn Leaves by Autumn Leaves (2003-11-25?Twilight Hours of the Autumn Leaves by Autumn Leaves (2003-11-25?
CD Baby
Audio CD$32.24
Showing 6 items | Cache expiring in 13h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
0 results found for "autumn leaves" hope springs eternal
Retry your search with "autumn leaves" on eBay.com website
No items found | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & AUTUMN LEAVES music


Specialists/collaborators reviews

"Hope Springs Eternal" is the first demo by Danish death metal act Autumn Leaves. The demo was independently releasedon cassette tape in 1995 and ended up selling more than 1000 copies. Autumn Leaves were active from 1993 to 2001 and released this demo and two full-length studio albums in that period. When the band split-up, some of the members went on to form Scavenger, which later changed their name to The Arcane Order.

Autumn Leaves are mostly known as a melodic death metal act, but on "Hope Springs Eternal" they play a slightly more raw death metal style although it´s still fairly melodic. While Autumn Leaves don´t exactly sound like (early) Necrophobic, I will still make the reference, because of the aggressive growling vocals and raw yet melodic way of playing death metal. Autumn Leaves are not as demonic and old school sounding as Necrophobic though and the music on "Hope Springs Eternal" features some groove laden parts, that would never have found their way into the Swede´s material.

"Hope Springs Eternal" features 4 tracks and a full playing time of 17:55 minutes. The first three tracks on the demo are mid- to fast paced melodic tinged death metal tracks, but on the closing track "Weakening Trips" the band introduce a melodic doom/death sound that wasn´t necessarily in the cards after listening to the opening trio of tracks. It´s still the sound of the same band playing though and it´s pretty great for the variation that Autumn Leaves are also able to pull off playing that style in the context of their musical soundscape.

The material are generally of a high quality and it´s certainly not obvious that this is a debut demo. The same can be said about the sound production, which is very close to sounding like a professional studio production. Raw and powerful sounding, yet clear enough to hear every instrument and vocal track in the mix. The musicanship is also on a high level, and all in all "Hope Springs Eternal" is a very convincing first release by Autumn Leaves. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

Members reviews

No AUTUMN LEAVES HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

No AUTUMN LEAVES ratings only posted yet.

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review


Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Traditional heavy metal
Buy this album from our partners
Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners
Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Sign of the Dragonhead Symphonic Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Down, Wicked & No Good Alternative Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Far Beyond Existence Thrash Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Post Self Industrial Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
Ido y Lúcido Progressive Metal
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions


Latest Metal News


More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online